Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
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Lei (Stanley) Qi
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
BioDr. Lei (Stanley) Qi is Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Sarafan ChEM-H, and a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. Dr. Qi is a leading contributor to the development of CRISPR technology for genome engineering. His lab created the first nuclease-deactivated Cas9 (dCas9) for targeted gene regulation in cells. His lab has since invented a series of CRISPR technologies, including CRISPRi and CRISPRa for targeted gene regulation, epigenome editing, LiveFISH for real-time cell imaging, CRISPR-GO for 3D genome manipulation, CasMINI as a compact CRISPR system for gene therapy, hyperCas12a for multi-gene engineering, and CRISPR antivirals aimed at treating broad RNA viruses.
With a broad interest in mammalian synthetic biology, Dr. Qi's lab focuses on epigenome engineering, immune cell engineering, directed evolution, and novel gene therapy. Additionally, they actively investigate the functional role of the human noncoding genome in immunology and neurobiology. Dr. Qi earned his B.S. in Physics and Math from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a UCSF Systems Biology Fellow. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2014.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
BioJian Qin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Stanford University. His research focuses on development of microscopic understanding of structural and physical properties of soft matters by using a combination of analytical theory, scaling argument, numerical computation, and molecular simulation. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar with Juan de Pablo in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and with Scott Milner in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of David Morse and Frank Bates. His research covers self-assembly of multi-component polymeric systems, molecular origin of entanglement and polymer melt rheology, coacervation of polyelectrolytes, Coulomb interactions in dielectrically heterogeneous electrolytes, and surface charge polarizations in particulate aggregates in the absence or presence of flow.
Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Physics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSingle molecule biophysics, precision force measurement, micro and nano fabrication with soft materials, integrated microfluidics and large scale biological automation.